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Das lays foundation stones 11,269 drinking water, sanitation

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Press Trust of India Ranchi
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Monday laid foundation stones for 11,269 schemes under the Drinking & Sanitation department, which was worth Rs 1681.99 crore

Das also announced a monthly remuneration of Rs 1000 to Jal Sahiyas (women volunteers working in Swachhta & drinking water) from March this year, besides other incentives.
The chief minister said that Jal Sahias would be imparted plumber training as well.
"Ensuring supply of drinking water in every household by the year 2020 is one of the top priorities of the state government. Water will be provided through pipeline to all the tribal population areas under the Mukhya Mantri Jan Jal Yojana. About 10 lakh people will get access to drinking water," Das said after laying the foundation stones.
He said, "For the first time since independence, the state government has made a provision to spend 30 per cent of the revenue received by the District Mining Fund for drinking water supply work and other development works in the state.

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First Published: Feb 25 2019 | 11:35 PM IST

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